Tag: brown versus the board of education


Amendment One is one of worst pieces of legislation that I’ve read in a long time. It will take years to undo the damage that has been done today. In my opinion, I don’t think that we need to add discrimination to our state constitution. Unfortunately a majority of North Carolinians disagreed with me. They believed that it’s okay to discriminate. They believed that women don’t deserve the same rights as men. They believe if your loved one is in the hospital you shouldn’t have an opportunity to talk to the doctor about your loved one or even visit your loved

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What I Have Learned from the Senate Judiciary Hearings

I never knew that Thurgood Marshall was an activist judge. Foolishly, I thought he was somebody to be admired and even emulated. It is clear that in 1954, when he argued Brown versus the Board of Education he did not share the mainstream view that separate could be equal. It took Senator Jeff Sessions (Republican — Alabama) to point out the craziness that was Thurgood Marshall. Dana Milbank noted: Sen. Jeff Sessions (Ala.), the ranking Republican on the panel, branded Marshall a “well-known activist.” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said Marshall’s legal view “does not comport with the proper role of a judge

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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